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  • Country ranking ?

    9
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2018
  • Food Pairing

    Butterflied leg of lamb

100 Parker Points:Utter perfection, the 2010 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon (a 610-case blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc; 14.5% natural alcohol) boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a staggering bouquet of spring flowers, graphite, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice and subtle toast in the background. Opulent and full-bodied with a multidimensional personality, gorgeous purity and a stunning, flawless texture, this spectacular wine is among the wines of the vintage. 

Under the ownership of Stan Kroenke, this vineyard has been replanted and a new cellar has been constructed. The production of Screaming Eagle has remained between 700-1,000 cases, and a second wine, the Second Flight, includes 520-800 cases. The introduction of a second wine is an attempt to keep Screaming Eagle at its mythical level of quality. This vineyard, situated on the valley floor at the Oakville Crossroads across the road from the Rudd Estate, encompasses 60 acres, but only a small percentage is used for these two cuvees. Based on the three vintages I tasted, it appears the Second Flight wines include much less Cabernet Sauvignon and more Merlot than the flagship Screaming Eagle.

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The Story

“First and foremost, I will be perpetuating the fresh, delicate style of wine that has been the Screaming Eagle hallmark since 1992. Across two winemakers before me (Heidi and Andy), that style has stayed remarkably consistent, which is part of the uniqueness of this ranch. The character of the vineyard really asserts itself. What will be new is the discovery of the young vine plots, and the ways that we can farm them individually to get the best site expression possible. It is a winemaker’s dream to be able to truly understand and manage a vineyard acre by acre and spend an enormous amount of time out there with the vines,” Nick Gislason, Winemaker. 

 

One would not say that Screaming Eagle offers value versus price, but like Romanee-Conti it exists in another league. There is so little produced, with most of the production remaining in the US to be consumed domestically, that the global market clammers for whatever it can secure. Screaming Eagle is spectacular wine, a massive, fruit forward beast, with incredible dark fruits and power: it is a wonderful, special and breath-taking wine to drink.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

12 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Full, Purple and Bright

ending

Endless, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Blackberry, Blueberry, Pepper, Smoky, Cedar and Mushrooms

nose

Intense, Opulent, Refined and Generous

taste

Average in Acidity, Well-structured, Balanced, Concentrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Fruity and Fragrant

Verdict

Transparent and Intelligent

Written Notes

Screaming Eagle 2010 - 100 points / A beautiful vintage for Screaming Eagle that brings together the best of this wine's complexity, elegance and depth. The wine is seamless from beginning to end starting off with layers of gorgeous, intense flavors that are in balance with the firm, velvety tannins and wonderful freshness. Flavors unfold gently, without obvious power or opulence, offering layers of mocha, incense, blackberry and savory spices. Incredibly long finish. This is a perfect Screaming Eagle.

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Good looking normal size bottle, in an perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is ruby red, deep and full. On the nose it is intense, open, refined, opulent, ripe and seductive. The taste is harmonious, focused, fruity, perfumed, fragrant, full-bodied, with well-structured, good texture, concentrated, balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackberry, blueberry, cassis, earthy, herbs, cedar, perfumed, nutty, pepper, mushrooms, smoky and leather flavours. The finish is long, extensive, flavorful and pure. This wine is transparent, sexy and fine. I paid around 3k-5k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least over 4h before tasting. Good value for money.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 97p
Screaming Eagle 2010 / A very rich, dense colour. On the nose sound aromas of espresso roast, honeyed wine with nutty aromas and loads of spicy oak. Lusciously sweet, moderately high acidity and intense fruit with good structure make this elegant, full-bodied wine very appealing already now. The immense length is utterly charming. The relatively high alcohol level is well integrated and the dense voluptuous texture is so thick. One of the best Eagles I have tasted
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Information

Origin

Oakville, Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

None

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 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  Screaming Eagle 2010  ( Screaming Eagle )

Screaming Eagle 2010 - 100 points / A beautiful vintage for Screaming Eagle that brings together the best of this wine's complexity, elegance and depth. The wine is seamless from beginning to end starting off with layers of gorgeous, intense flavors that are in balance with the firm, velvety tannins and wonderful freshness. Flavors unfold gently, without obvious power or opulence, offering layers of mocha, incense, blackberry and savory spices. Incredibly long finish. This is a perfect Screaming Eagle.

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 Toshi Nakamoto, Sommelier (Japan)  tasted  Screaming Eagle 2010  ( Screaming Eagle )

"Screaming Eagle 2010 / A very rich, dense colour. On the nose sound aromas of espresso roast, honeyed wine with nutty aromas and loads of spicy oak. Lusciously sweet, moderately high acidity and intense fruit with good structure make this elegant, full-bodied wine very appealing already now. The immense length is utterly charming. The relatively high alcohol level is well integrated and the dense voluptuous texture is so thick. One of the best Eagles I have tasted
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